Drug and Alcohol Addiction is a family crisis. It has affected the family in every negative way possible, if addiction has been in your family for a long period of time, you have learned how to navigate its effects. The purpose of the Cliffside Malibu Family Program is to prepare and educate families and individuals with information about substance abuse and the underlying issues that fuel the behavior that ultimately leads to destructive relationship patterns.
Our weekly comprehensive family program incorporates not only the individual’s stage of readiness but also the families’ current stage of change. Our program is designed to educate and process with individuals and their families in a group atmosphere supported by addictionologists, doctors, Psychiatrists, therapists and certified addiction specialists.
Individuals and family members will have a better understanding of the Stages of Change Model, codependency, family roles, boundaries, psychopharmacology, brain neuroanatomy, depression, anxiety, better communication skills and other related topics. Family members and/or significant others will have the opportunity to explore their own influences on the family homeostasis.
Family therapy sessions provide a forum where individuals and family members or significant others can process experiences and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. Family education material related may be provided to the family prior to individual family therapy sessions to assist in facilitating the family process as it relates to addiction.